DGFT Notifications

Summary of Foreign Trade Policy Statement 2017- Mid-Term Review

DGFT - The Foreign Trade Policy Statement explains the vision, goals and objectives underpinning the Foreign Trade Policy for the period 2015-2020, as updated through the mid-term review completed in December 2017. Keeping in the backdrop the global trade developments, it describes the market and product strategy, and the other measures required...

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IEC to Be Abolished; GSTIN to be in Future

DGFT - For the existing IEC holders, necessary changes in the system are being carried out by DGFT so that their PAN becomes their IEC. DGFT system will undertake this migration and the existing IEC holders are not required to undertake any additional exercise in this regard....

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Revised ITC(HS) code 2017 for all export import related transactions

DGFT - In exercise of powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (as amended from time to time) read with paragraph 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020, the Central Government hereby notifies Indian Trade Classification (Harmonised System) of Import Items, 2017...

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How to know MEIS rate for your Product and Country of Export

DGFT - MEIS reward rates (2%/3%/5%) specified for export of notified goods to notified markets [categorized into 3 groups, viz. Country Group A, B and C] as a percentage of realized FOB value in free foreign exchange. Now Readers may be willing to know how to know the rate of MEIS for the country they are exporting. In this article we are explai...

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Highlights of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020 + Download FTP

DGFT - Earlier there were 5 different schemes (Focus Product Scheme, Market Linked Focus Product Scheme, Focus Market Scheme, Agri. Infrastructure Incentive Scrip, VKGUY) for rewarding merchandise exports with different kinds of duty scrips with varying conditions (sector specific or actual user only) attached to their use. ...

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Govt increases MEIS Rate by 2% for labour intensive MSME sectors

DGFT - While restoring the benefits under the export promotion schemes of duty free imports under Advanced Authorization, Export Promotion Capital Goods and 100% Export Oriented Units and thus resolving the problem of blocked working capital for exporters following the roll out of GST, the FTP review has focused on increasing the incentives for ...

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Highlights of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020- Mid Term Review (December 2017)

DGFT - GST RELATED REFORMS- GST has been launched w.e.f. 1.07.2017. It incorporates zero rating of exports. Taxes will not be exported. On the export of finished goods, there is an option of either obtaining refund of GST paid or getting exemption from payment of GST on submission of Letter of Undertaking/Bond....

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Foreign Trade Procedures 2015-20 (w.e.f. 05.12.2017)

DGFT - DGFT notifies Foreign Trade Procedures 2015-20 (w.e.f. 05.12.2017) which contains the following :- CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION & TRADE FACILITATION 1.01 Notification of Procedure In pursuance of the provisions of paragraph 1.03 of Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) hereby notifies the procedure to be f...

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DGFT creates GST Facilitation Cell for exporters

DGFT - DGFT has constituted a GST facilitation cell in DGFT Headquarters to assist and advice exporters , trade and industry for smooth transition from present regime to GST regime w.e.f. 1st July 2017....

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Salient features of Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS)

DGFT - The Government of India has introduced Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) through the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-20 w.e.f. April 1, 2015. It seeks to promote export of notified goods manufactured/ produced in India....

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Review Petition admitted as assessments u/s. 158BC & 158BD were completed by same officer

Commissioner of Income-tax Vs Dr. T.M. Kuriachan (Kerala High Court) - If the claim of the Revenue that both the assessments were completed by the same officer one under s. 158BC and the other under s. 158BD is correct, then certainly the review has to be allowed as Manish Maheshwari's case (supra) has no application. We, therefore, allow the review petition by recalli...

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Application for grant of import authorization without fees

Trade Notice No. 22 - (11/12/2017) - It has come to the notice of this Directorate that importers who apply for authorization for import of restricted items are submitting their applications at the concerned Regional Authority of DGFT without paying the application fee at the time of submission of application....

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Amendment in SION A-343 and A-3488 under Chemical & Allied Product Group

Public Notice No. 48/2015-2020-DGFT - (11/12/2017) - The above modification/revision of SIONs would be effect from date of issue of Public Notice. Standard Input Output Norms (SIONs) A-343 and A-3488 for export product falling under the Chemicals and Allied Products Group has been amended....

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Govt. Imposes Minimum Import Price of Rs 500 per KG on pepper

Notification No. 42/2015-2020 - (06/12/2017) - Import of pepper classified under EXIM Code 090411 and 0904 1200 is subject to Minimum Import Price (MIP) of Rs 500 on CIF basis per kg....

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Computation of Annual Average Export Obligation and Limit on Import of Capital Goods under EPCG Scheme

Public Notice No. 47/2015-2020-DGFT - (06/12/2017) - DGFT hereby notifies new Appendices 5 E (Computation of Annual Average Export Obligation under EPCG Scheme) and 5 F (List of Capital Goods not permitted/ permitted subject to specific conditions for import under EPCG Scheme) of FTP 2015-20, as contained in Annexure to this Public Notice....

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Services Exports from India Scheme (SEIS)- Ground Handling Services

Public Notice No. 46/2015-2020-DGFT - (05/12/2017) - List of services where payment has been received in Indian Rupees which can be treated as receipt in Deemed Foreign Exchange as per guidelines of Reserve Bank of India in terms of Para 3.08(c) of FTP 2015-20 has been expanded to include Ground Handling Services....

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Application for grant of import authorization without fees

Trade Notice No. 22 (11/12/2017)

It has come to the notice of this Directorate that importers who apply for authorization for import of restricted items are submitting their applications at the concerned Regional Authority of DGFT without paying the application fee at the time of submission of application....

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Amendment in SION A-343 and A-3488 under Chemical & Allied Product Group

Public Notice No. 48/2015-2020-DGFT (11/12/2017)

The above modification/revision of SIONs would be effect from date of issue of Public Notice. Standard Input Output Norms (SIONs) A-343 and A-3488 for export product falling under the Chemicals and Allied Products Group has been amended....

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Govt increases MEIS Rate by 2% for labour intensive MSME sectors

While restoring the benefits under the export promotion schemes of duty free imports under Advanced Authorization, Export Promotion Capital Goods and 100% Export Oriented Units and thus resolving the problem of blocked working capital for exporters following the roll out of GST, the FTP review has focused on increasing the incentives for ...

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Govt. Imposes Minimum Import Price of Rs 500 per KG on pepper

Notification No. 42/2015-2020 (06/12/2017)

Import of pepper classified under EXIM Code 090411 and 0904 1200 is subject to Minimum Import Price (MIP) of Rs 500 on CIF basis per kg....

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Computation of Annual Average Export Obligation and Limit on Import of Capital Goods under EPCG Scheme

Public Notice No. 47/2015-2020-DGFT (06/12/2017)

DGFT hereby notifies new Appendices 5 E (Computation of Annual Average Export Obligation under EPCG Scheme) and 5 F (List of Capital Goods not permitted/ permitted subject to specific conditions for import under EPCG Scheme) of FTP 2015-20, as contained in Annexure to this Public Notice....

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Services Exports from India Scheme (SEIS)- Ground Handling Services

Public Notice No. 46/2015-2020-DGFT (05/12/2017)

List of services where payment has been received in Indian Rupees which can be treated as receipt in Deemed Foreign Exchange as per guidelines of Reserve Bank of India in terms of Para 3.08(c) of FTP 2015-20 has been expanded to include Ground Handling Services....

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SEIS Eligible period extended upto 31.03.2018 with amendments

Public Notice- 45/2015-2020 (05/12/2017)

The services export rendered between 1-4-2017 to 31-03-2018 as per the Annexure, comprising rates and conditions for rewards under the Services Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) is extended upto 31.03.2018 with rates of reward as specified in the Annexure....

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MEIS rate for exports w.e.f 01.11.2017 to 30.06.2018 and List of ineligible categories for MEIS benefits

Public Notice No. 44/2015-2020 (05/12/2017)

Amendments have been made in the rates of reward for certain Sl.Nos of Table 2 of Appendix 3B of FTP 2015-20 for exports made w.e.f 01.11.2017 to 30.06.2018 and Table 3 specifying List of Ineligible categories for Duty Credit Scrip entitlement under MEIS....

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Highlights of Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020- Mid Term Review (December 2017)

GST RELATED REFORMS- GST has been launched w.e.f. 1.07.2017. It incorporates zero rating of exports. Taxes will not be exported. On the export of finished goods, there is an option of either obtaining refund of GST paid or getting exemption from payment of GST on submission of Letter of Undertaking/Bond....

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DGFT notifies Revised Handbook of Procedures of Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020

Public Notice No. 43/2015-2020 (05/12/2017)

Director General of Foreign Trade hereby notifies the revised edition of Handbook of Procedures, as contained in Annexure to this Public Notice. This shall come into force with effect from 5th December, 2017....

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